Joint newsletter of JPIC International and the UN_NGO A quarterly Newsletter for Global Education and Advocacy http://mailchi.mp/4d2d393d4ba1/new-frontiers?e=dc32080d77 A See, Judge, Act Reflection: The Earth is, the Lord’s, and all that is in it. —Psalm 24:1 THE IMPACTS OF MINING. By the Integrity of Creation Working Group, JPIC Commission, USG-UISG Rome, Italy (2014). Click here for the book.
Sr Monica McGivern turned 100 years on May 25th 2017. Her family, community and friends gathered to honour Monica’s long and fruitful life. Her life well lived has been documented in pictorial form by her family. This event will be covered more fully in the very near future. Photography: Michael Smith
PROVINCE RETREAT – 2017 This retreat is now fully booked. Be Still and Know that I am God. A reflective retreat experience you will not want to miss. The Sacred Heart charism is wholly contemplative and wholly apostolic. The Province retreat underlines the importance of regular prayer and reflection in the busyness of life and ministry. The Province Retreat focuses on nurturing each person’s relationship with God in order to support a contemplative and discerning approach to leadership that attends to God’s call. The retreat is open to Directors of Sacred Heart school boards, school staff, alumnae and others who are interested in the spirituality of the Society of the
One hundred years ago the first RSCJ arrived in Brisbane at the invitation of Archbishop Duhig. They spent the first three years in the suburb of Annerley where the Archbishop had asked them to open a Primary School while they looked for a site for their future Boarding School. One of the foundresses, Mother Kathleen O’Donovan, had a great devotion to Sophie whom she had come to love in the year she spent teaching English in Marseilles where memories of Sophie were really alive. Each month from the 15th to the 25th Mother O’Donovan made a novena to Sophie, who she said, granted her many favours. After her arrival at
The ANZ Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart held a ‘thank you and farewell’ afternoon tea for Sandie Cornish who finished her role as Province Director of Mission on 29th April 2017. Sandie has another position, as Private Secretary to the Bishop / Director, Office of the Bishop in Broken Bay. We thank Sandie for her valuable contribution to the Society of the Sacred Heart during her time with us. She has used her considerable skills and gifts to put in place a number of programmes for ongoing formation to mission and contributed significantly to our social media profile and the Province’s website. We thank Sandie for all
Society of the Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum 2017 Philippine Duchesne: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy July 12-16, 2017 Featured Speakers: Catherine Mooney Lives That Matter: Philippine Duchesne and Solidarity Across Frontiers Gerardette Philips RSCJ Crossing Religious Frontiers: Discovering Anew the Interior Life Priscilla Solomon CSJ All My Relations: Circle of Life To register and/or get more information, click here.
Many of you, especially in the Wellington Diocese, will remember Sr Monica McGivern RSCJ, founder of the Drop in Centre known as The Crypt which could be found under St Mary of the Angels. Sr Monica began the Centre in 1982. She was available to anyone needing a listening ear or wanting to rest in the presence of someone who cared about all who visited her ministry. Sr Monica will turn 100 this year. Whilst very frail, she will quietly celebrate her very full and faith-filled life with her community on May 25th. Anyone wishing to send Monica a message can do so by contacting : Sr Elizabeth Snedden, 111
Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017 Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017 focuses on the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Its title is The Word is a Gift. Other Persons are a Gift and you can find the full text here. Our Province offers these Reflections on Pope Francis Message for Lent 2017 to encourage members of the Sacred Heart Family to reflect on Pope Francis’ Message in the light of core elements of our spirituality, and the calls, or major directions, identified by General Chapter 2016. Links to Resources Catholic Religious Australia provides links to a wide range of resources for Lent 2017 on this page. Here
Religious of the Sacred Heart from the Australia New Zealand Province gathered on 29 January 2017 for a liturgy passing the flame from the outgoing to the incoming Provincial Council. The outgoing Provincial Council – Joan Pender (Provincial), Esmey Herscovitch, Kathleen Muirhead and Susan Ross – gave thanks for the loving support they received from members of the province during a challenging six years in office. They said, “We have endeavored to do our very best aware of our limitations. Thank you for your understanding during the more difficult moments. We were so often uplifted by your kind words of support along the way.” All gathered joined in thanksgiving and